Monday, 29 November 2010

STORK Pilot to Create an Interoperable Pan European Change of Address Service Goes Live

Making it easier for EU citizens to declare a change of address when moving from one Member State to another

STORK, a pilot scheme co-funded by the EU that aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announces that the Change of Address pilot is now live. The pilot demonstrates that it is possible to make it easier for EU citizens to declare their residential address, when moving from one Member State to another. Citizens will be able to use their national eID to login, authenticate themselves and amend their address information, without the need for public administrations to alter the internal processes they already have in place.

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STORK Pilot for Cross-Border eDelivery is Live Now

Pilot enabling secure delivery of electronic documents from public administrations to citizens

Brussels, Belgium, 29 November 2010 - STORK, a pilot project co-funded by the EU that aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announces that the Cross-Border eDelivery pilot is live now. The pilot demonstrates how EU citizens can use their national eIDs to securely receive electronic documents from eDelivery portals of any participating EU Member State.

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Friday, 19 November 2010

Noetica gives insurers a competitive edge and increase lead conversions with price comparison websites

Real-time lead information directly channelled into the contact centre...

Noetica, a provider of agile customer interaction management (CIM) solutions for the contact centre, today launches a software tool that enables insurance companies and financial service providers to directly import leads from price comparison websites in real-time, reducing the time from enquiry to contact and improving lead conversion. The new Web Transfer Service module is part of Noetica SYNTHESYS - a complete contact centre software platform.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Emerson Network Power Announces 20 percent Power Boost For UK Data Centres

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that it has cracked a major problem limiting the electrical load capacity and international competitiveness of UK data centres. Uniquely in the UK, all its big data centre customers can now draw power at ‘unity power factor’ – typically extending the capacity of UK data centres by 20 percent.

The news is particularly significant for UK data centres, which, under pressure to relocate to cheaper, rural sites, have been constrained by the availability of power supplies - a situation mitigated by new UPS systems, such as Chloride Trinergy, that get more active power from pre-existing mains capacity.

“In the past, UPS manufacturers had to give big data centres the bad news that the power available for their racks was very much less than the capacity available from the AC incoming supply simply due to the installation of a UPS system. This is a huge limiting factor on capacity at UK data centres,” said Rob Tanzer, technical support manager for the Chloride AC Power business of Emerson Network Power in the United Kingdom. “The good news is that advances in UPS technology mean that data centres can now get 20 percent more capacity from both existing mains supply and back up generators.”

Extreme Networks & SARA Demonstrate High Throughput 40GbE

Revealing the future of high performance networking, Extreme Networks today announced that together with SARA, the national High Performance Computing and e-Science Support Center in the Netherlands, a demonstration of high throughput 40 GbE is being conducted at the Supercomputing show SC10. SC10 is currently running at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Highlighting the event, is a computer-generated ultra-high resolution video depicting the “Big Bang” as part of the CosmoGrid astrophysics project which is delivered to 15 high-definition LCD screens through two 40 GbE connections. Using three Myrinet dual-head 10 GbE NIC cards in the server, the data is transported over two 40 GbE links and split-out in eight 10 GbE streams to feed the 15 high-definition LCD screens, leveraging the two Summit X650 switches from Extreme Networks. This demonstration was made possible with Extreme Networks’ first-to-market, standards-based 40 GbE switch, which features pricing of $1,000 per port.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The big day has been announced!

Save a date - Friday 4th March 2011!

We are course talking about Red & White Day.

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting the team from Southampton Hospital Charity, behind the Red & White Appeal. It is a sad fact that 1 in 25 people will develop a form of blood cancer at some point in their lives. The appeal is working hard to raise the £2.2million they need to create a transplant treatment centre for patients with leukaemia and other blood disorders from Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex and the Channel Islands.

The team came to Winchester House with the exciting news that Red & White Day will be taking place on Friday 5th March 2011. The day promises to be a major event in towns and cities across the region, with plans well under way. But they urgently need the help and support of businesses in the area to make the day the success it deserves to be.
MCC International is delighted to be backing the appeal and if you have yet to choose the charities that your business will be supporting next year, we can think of no worthier cause.

There are lots of ways to get involved with fundraising activities from cake sales through to golf days and parachute jumps, so please give the team a call on Tel: 023 8079 8881 and download the Fundraising Pack for more ideas.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Exalead and Capgemini Extend Global Partnership to Provide Innovative Search-Based Solutions

Exalead, a leading provider of search platforms and search-based business application (SBA) technology for consumer and business users, and Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the expansion of their partnership to a global level. This alliance means that Capgemini has expanded its offering of Exalead innovative search-based applications to help more customers manage, aggregate and interpret data from high volume and disparate sources to benefit multiple industries including the global financial, manufacturing and public sectors.

“We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship with such a visionary market leader. Capgemini was among the first integrators to recognise the powerful collaborative potential of SBAs in information management,” explained Alain Cotte, CEO of Exalead. “They’ve proven themselves adept at addressing every aspect of implementing SBAs, and with their deep business and technological expertise, they always bring a fresh, innovative perspective to the table. We look forward to working with Capgemini to deliver SBA benefits to a new generation of clients worldwide over the coming decade.”

Extreme Networks & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center To Establish 40GbE Links

Extreme Networks today announced that it is working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) at the Super Computing 2010 (SC/10) conference in New Orleans (Nov. 15–18) in evaluating high speed, standards-based 40 GbE connectivity in support of scientific research that studies the global climate.

Some of the largest data sets in existence today are related to weather research and that data is used extensively throughout the world. The ability to rapidly share data across faster networks enables advances in global climate research.

The demonstration of high performance networking, found at NASA SC/10 booth #3839, complements an ongoing and collaborative study of global climate. The networking experiments−replicating what is also planned to be performed on site at GSFC in Maryland−enable enhanced research capabilities through dramatically improved network performance without a step-up in overall network infrastructure costs. This stride forward in price/performance is made possible through the Extreme Networks first-to-market, standards-based 40 GbE switch, the Summit® X650.

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Monday, 15 November 2010

STORK ECAS Integration Pilot Is Now Live

Member States to use their National eID to Access European Commission Electronic Services..

STORK, a pilot scheme co-funded by the EU that aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announces that the European Commission Authentication System (ECAS) Integration pilot is now live. The pilot integrates STORK with ECAS, enabling Member States to use their national eIDs to provide authentication and access electronic services delivered by the European Commission (EC).

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